A new racino planned for Dayton will bring in tourism dollars, Mayor Gary Leitzell said at a groundbreaking event today.
Officials said about 3,000 to 5,000 people per day are expected at the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, which will open in mid-2014.
Dayton Chamber of Commerce President Phil Parker also spoke at the racino site, saying there will be continued investment and new opportunities for business.
The $125 million racino project is located at the former Delphi plant at 4701 Wagner Ford Road. It will feature a Hollywood-themed Video Lottery Terminal facility with an estimated 1,500 VLTs. It will also have food and beverages.
The site will feature a 5/8-mile racetrack with a climate-controlled grandstand, officials said.
The simulcast wagering theater will be “state-of-the-art,” according to a release from the racino.
The project is expected to provide about 1,000 jobs during construction and 1,000 “direct and indirect jobs” once the facility opens, the release said.
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